The Bentonville Square has a rich history of being the center of the community. Here is a collection of images from past decades.
This image of the square was taken about 1907. You may notice that the area is fenced in so that horses wouldn't wander into the middle of the square. There is a bell tower in the in this photo which was used to alert firemen of a fire in town. There was once a well in the square about there the statue sits today. Later, water was pumped to the Bentonville Square by a windmill. The biggest hint as to the date of this photo is the absence of the Confederate statue on the square.
The two images above are believed to be the dedication of the Confederate Statue on the Bentonville square.
These last two images are of Trade (Sale) Days in Bentonville. Both these photos had been displayed in the Elk Horn Barber Shop.